A 54-year-old woman, Blessing Mormah, has approached an Igando Customary Court, asking for the dissolution of her marriage due to her husband’s alleged sexual incompetence,among other issues.
Mormah, a beautician, asked the court on Tuesday to dissolve her 25-year-old marriage, alleging that she was forced into it. She said that she was fed up and could not continue with the marriage.
“My father forced me to love him. We have five children, two boys and three girls. Also, we always quarrel, we fight too often and anytime we fight, he will tell me to leave his house. He forgets that quarrels abound in marriage and no one is perfect. I am fed up with this lifestyle so I moved out eventually.
“Also, his manhood is not working. When I found out, I took him to hospital and drugs were prescribed for him but he never used them. Ok, if nothing is wrong, then perform your duty but he cannot.
“He also has no regard for my family. When issues come up and they invite him, he will tell them that he would not go to their place. Instead, he would expect them to come over to his place, such a disrespect,” Mormah said.
She further told the court to grant her a divorce since they have been leaving apart. According to her, even while they were leaving together, he never had her time. He was always out drinking with his friends.
She also told the court that they have been living apart for a year and that the court should grant her the sole custody of their last child, who is six years old.
The respondent, Mr David Mormah, was not available to give his own account.
The President of the court, Koledoye Adeniyi, later adjourned the matter to May 12 for judgement. (NAN)